On the Run


A gem of a suspenseful, harrowing film. It is about a hit woman (Patricia Ha) who is just as cool and efficient a killer as Chow Yun Fat in The Killer and a cop (Yuen Biao) being chased by some ruthless corrupt cops. Itís very much in the film noire style of the 1940s/1950s with some really intense moments. It is unlike anything else I have seen from HK.  Yuen Biao is wonderful in a role that action wise takes a back seat to the cold killing precision of Patricia Ha.

The last fight between Yuen and the bad guys (Yuen Wah being one of them of course!) relies not on his usual gymnastic ability, but is instead as down and dirty and brutal a fight as could be portrayed. One of Yuen's least known, but most interesting films. Some truly unexpected horrific moments in this film.

My rating for this film: 8.0